We have just completed uploading our extense Flickr album devoted to Alter do Chão and the Amazon jungle.
We visited the village of Alter do Chão in the midst of World Cup fever.
And reached the beaches that gave Alter do Chão worldwide fame.
In June the Tapajós river is still covering most beaches.
On a boat trip through the canal do Jari, linking the Tapajós and the Amazon rivers, we discovered what is life like in the flooded Amazon.
Oh, wonderful vitórias-regias!
We spent some terrific time canoeing through the mesmerizing igapós (flooded forests).
We learned how the local communities make a living.
And entered the jungle for a close encounters with its mighty giants: the samaúmas.
At Alter do Chão and the river Tapajós you will find all the travel information you need about a place we consider to be the perfect base for an Amazon experience.
Alter do Chão and the river Tapajós
destination: Ilha do Marajó
the Meeting of the Waters and the Janauary Ecological Park, near Manaus